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Mobsters and Thugs: Quotes from the Underworld
Guernica Editions, Spring 2000
128 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550711042
ISBN10: 1550711040
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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The pioneering American gangsters: perpetually appealing, forever misunderstood. Who were they and what were they really like? The most entertaining way to find out is to discover what these men and women actually said while they were being entertained, accused, annoyed, shot or killed. Mobsters and Thugs is an intriguing look at over 200 quotes, each with its inclusive historical and somewhat twisted humourous caption, from over sixty gangsters, their women, the lawyers, victims and the politicians they paid, manipulated and owned. From the early Black Hand, to prohibition and onto the creation of the National Crime Syndicate and Murder Inc., each quote gives a fascinating look into the men and women who were involved in creating one of the most powerful and lucrative organizations in the United States. Some of the more notorious characters include Al Capone, 'Lucky' Luciano, Dutch Schultz, Virginia Hill, Gyp DeCarlo and J. Edgar Hoover.

Books by Olindo Romeo Chiocca

Mobsters and Thugs: Quotes from the Underworld